Beautiful workmanship

Can you believe how much labor went into building this dash? I would guess that the bulk of the piece was hammered out to fit a profile but the stepped bores for the gauges were made from a two piece press die, simply and amazing number of hours to fabricate this piece.

This piece had so many layers of primer, filler and paint that it has taken about 8 hours to strip it down to bare aluminum and will take another 20 hours to re-finish it in the dark blue color that it was originally. There are more man hours in this dash than goes into assembling a new Pontiac!

166 Touring dash panel

166 Touring dash panel

Touring berlinetta

Touring berlinetta

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